The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

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For almost fifty years, Anne Frank's diary has moved millions with its testament to the human spirit's indestructibility, but readers have never seen the full text of this beloved book--until now. This new translation, performed by Winona Ryder, restores nearly one third of Anne's entries excised by her father in previous editions, revealing her burgeoning sexuality, her stormy relationship with her mother, and more.

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 106.68 x 175.26 x 27.94mm | 149.69g
  • Random House Publishing Group
  • Bantam Books
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553296981
  • 9780553296983
  • 253

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"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne'sdreams, irritations, hardship, and passions There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftiethanniversary of the end of World War II than toreread The Diary of a Young Girl," "a testament to an indestructivle nobility ofspirit in the face of pureevil." "Chicago Tribune""

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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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About Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. Francine Prose is the author of the novels "A Changed Man "and "Blue Angel, " which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the guide "Reading Like a Writer, "and "Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife."

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